Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Senior Member bwilliams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    south carolina
    My Bikes
    trek D.S. 8.3,2013 Trek Marlin
    Posts
    106
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Still riding and showing improvements

    Most of my riding is offroad(fire roads or actual MTB trails)i am probably at 175 miles or so so far,but let me tell you,that offroad stuff is tough and hills suck.

    My cardio is definately better my legs give out before i am really out of breath,depending on where i ride i can do as little as 9 miles some of that is walking up the hills(in the mts of upstate Sc) or as many as 26(on the coast in the Francis Marion Forest).I am very happy with how quick my cardio recovers now i just need my legs to catch up,i have tried riding 2 days in a row,not good,legs are just to tired and need a day to recover,unfortunately i can only ride on Sat,Sun or some Mondays,i am sure this has slowed my progress..

    no real weight loss(5-7lbs) but the inches are going away pretty good,almost dropped a pant size.But i will tell you i feel alot better


    Just wanted to keep you updated since i know alot of people come on here all fired up and then disappear.
    2011 Trek DS 8.3
    2013 Trek Marlin

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Allentown, PA
    My Bikes
    2013 Trek Domane 4.5, 2009 Specialized Hard Rock 29er, 1989 Cannondale w/Campy Nuovo Record Components (mostly anway, now just on the trainer) and Easy Racer Recumbent (home made from plans)
    Posts
    264
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    In the old days, pre-cadence measurements, the saying was if your legs give out first - down shift, if your lungs give out first upshift. Maybe try a smaller gear and spin a little more. Just a thought. On the other hand it seems to be working and you are enjoing it so...Just keep doing what you're doing.

    Bill

  3. #3
    Senior Member goldfinch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Minnesota/Arizona and between
    My Bikes
    Trek Madone 4.7 WSD, 1969 Schwinn Collegiate, Cannondale Quick 4, Terry Classic, Gary Fisher Marlin, Dahon Jetstream XP
    Posts
    3,893
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bwilliams View Post
    Just wanted to keep you updated since i know alot of people come on here all fired up and then disappear.
    Yes! Thanks for the update. You might try Long's suggestion of going to lower gears just as an experiment.

    My legs are wimpy too. I am doing squats (four minutes: 20 seconds of squats, 10 seconds of rest), with some other exercises, and walking to help with muscle strength.

  4. #4
    Senior Member bwilliams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    south carolina
    My Bikes
    trek D.S. 8.3,2013 Trek Marlin
    Posts
    106
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Funny you mentioned that,i have another crank on order,going from a 28/38/48 to a 22/32/44.
    2011 Trek DS 8.3
    2013 Trek Marlin

  5. #5
    Neil_B
    Guest
    Congratulations!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •